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ADHD Parent Wellbeing Session: An Online Workshop

02/04/2024

The PaJeS Wellbeing team organised a highly successful Parents and Carers Wellbeing Workshop focused on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for Neurodiversity Celebration Week.

Parenting a child with ADHD presents unique challenges and triumphs, requiring patience, resilience, and a profound understanding of the child’s individual needs. Recognizing the complexities faced daily, from managing impulsivity and inattention to fostering self-esteem and academic success, PaJeS partnered with ADHD expert and author, Soli Lazarus, to facilitate an insightful session.

With over 760 participants from primary and secondary schools across the country, the workshop marked the largest parenting event hosted by PaJeS to date, second only to the War in Israel session for parents and carers. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from ADHD expert Soli Lazarus as well as two young people sharing their personal experiences of living with ADHD, offering valuable insights into the realities of the condition.

Soli Lazarus, a former teacher with over 30 years of experience, including as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), provided expert guidance on understanding and supporting children with ADHD. Julia Alberga, Wellbeing manager at PaJeS commented that her “presentation, together with Harley and Joshua’s, was so well received. Parents are crying out for a deeper understanding of neurodiversity and in particular ADHD”.

The session received exceptional feedback from a plethora of parents. One participant stated that it was, “Beautifully presented and filled with information. I have researched so much on this to help my girls, and I can’t think of anything that was missed. So very impressed and grateful. Thank you.” This positive response highlights the demand for further development of support initiatives for both school staff and young people with ADHD.

There’s a clear demand to promote understanding, acceptance, and support for individuals with neurological differences. Therefore, PaJeS continues to explore opportunities to expand its work in this area, including workshops for school staff and specialised support for young people with ADHD.

Read the full article on page 15 here

For further information about future workshops or PaJeS initiatives, please contact Julia Alberga or Jessica Overlander-Kaye at wellbeing@pajes.org.uk.

For more information about PaJeS and its initiatives, visit pajes.org.uk

Soli Lazarus’s Website https://soli-lazarus.com/

 

 

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